The Power of Personal Development

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

Like it or not if we want more personal power we’re going to need the know-how. The knowledge of how others surreptitiously take our power, and how we might be unknowingly giving it away, will prove invaluable. We can either gain this knowledge through the school of hard knocks, or we can learn avoidance techniques. It’s a simple choice. And it’s those who realise the benefits to learning additional life-skills that are awarded personal power.

Relationships are Important

It’s a rare thing to enter adulthood with the kind of emotional maturity that awards us good relationships. It’s true to say, the better equipped we are at displaying emotional maturity, the more likely we’ll find that person of our dreams. The individual who’s respectful of our needs, and at the same time mature enough to put their needs in the proper place, finds beauty in their relationships. We’re able to be one of the fortunate when we have the correct information to hand.

Awareness is Paramount

Increasing self-awareness comes as a by-product of knowing others better. Once we understand the reflective nature of people’s character, we’re awarded an unprecedented ability, to see ourselves objectively. It’s only once we can do this, that we’re able to raise our self-awareness and our game. Self-awareness empowers us to take full control of ourselves and our lives. Take for example, the person who’s in a constant state of confusion over their mood swings. They report feelings of being out of control; as if they’re on a “constantly moving emotional seesaw.” We ask about diet, walk them through a typical day, only to discover their bad habit. We then point out, how gobbling five hundred calorie sugar hits, four or five times a day, is likely effecting their brain, thus raising their self-awareness. Knowledge is power.

Knowing What to Believe

Knowing what we believe gives us the ability to question and change those beliefs that limit us. For example, the person who grows up believing big (overweight) gives them the power to intimidate people, and get their needs met through this intimidation, is limited through simple belief. We help such an individual, who might be five stones overweight, through helping them recognise how they’re carrying five stones of fear. Fear shortens lives, either through being afraid ourselves, or believing we need others to be this way, so we may get our needs met. Never be afraid to question beliefs.

Time is of The Essence

The sooner we’re in a position of power, over ourselves, choices and ultimately our lives, the sooner we get started on truly living. We can do away with much of the drama of life, through being informed, and in emotional control. Learning how we create our own difficulties, through bad relationships and limiting beliefs, is at the core of making the most of our precious time. Never waste time thinking ‘things will just work themselves out in the end.’ By the time that arrives, it will of course, be too late.

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Who or What is God?

Who or What is God?

We can never know the answer to that question

The thing about God is we can neither prove nor disprove His existence. You might think this convenient for those who believe in Him. Perhaps you’d be right with that. For those who do believe in God The Creator, all they need do, is look around and see proof of His existence, everywhere. The belief is sufficient for them to totally negate the realities of evolutionary processes.

And then we have the dilemma of who started that process. Who’s to say it wasn’t God, who planted that first seed, triggering what resulted from a few amino acids, some billions of years ago. To some it’s simply a game of numbers: enough suns with exoplanets, mixed with a lot of heat, chemicals etc., and eventually you’ll get life. But who’s to say it wasn’t a being of higher consciousness, that created the gases and chemicals, that made all the suns to begin with. We could go on forever with that argument, couldn’t we?

The Believers

At the end of the day beliefs are all it comes down to. Beliefs will always be blind to evidence for or against. Think of the web of beliefs, relating to God or Gods, that have been created by man. Over thousands of years they’ve been constructed as a means of explaining the unexplainable: who we are, why we’re here and so on.

“Beliefs are a means of explaining but also a means of shifting responsibility. A means of empowering some, and at the same time, disempowering others”

Think of those who believe that God is in some way responsible for their suffering. They say: “I’m suffering and this is God’s will.” In other words they’re saying: “I have no choice.” To believe that a higher force has control over what happens to us during our lives, is defeatist for some, and empowering for others. Those who are in control of the rules, the religious leaders, live off the back of these kinds of beliefs. It’s useful, for these particular human beings, for their subjects to feel they have no choice; that it’s God’s will no matter what’s happening to them.

On the positives of beliefs in God

Think of those who believe they are in some way chosen; that their good fortune can be attributed to the grace of God. Such people have been hated all through history. To make such a claim no doubt causes the claimant to stick out somewhat. A bit like the proverbial sore thumb hit with a hammer wouldn’t you say? They feel they’re looked on favourably by God. The advantage to this is, if you actually believe it, then you will be. Your mind has reason to believe that you will have a blessed and fortunate life. It is God’s will that you should prosper. Perhaps we should all have some of that!

Just yesterday I became engaged in conversation with a fellow blogger. Obviously a very intelligent young man who, even after some well placed argument, still insisted that God is responsible for suffering. I told him how I understood suffering to be a choice. How suffering has been devised by man for the control of other men.

For example, if we lock a man in a cell, and because isolation is against the instincts of man, he will suffer. However, if he trains his mind sufficiently, he can actually adjust to his isolation. He can begin to accept and potentially even enjoy it. But until this is the case, he’s at the mercy of his captors; totally under their control. Ask yourself this: Is a homeless man, who has adjusted to life on the streets, free or as trapped as we are? The average man has many, many chains, to bind him.

It is always a choice as to whether we suffer or not.

To my fellow blogger I also mentioned the flip side of all this. How those who suffer are teaching guilt. How they’re telling the rest of us: “I am suffering, so you must help me.” Their suffering is buying them something. It’s getting them a level of control over the people who surround them. Much in the same way a child will gain attention from its carers when in pain.

The child will learn that pain gets attention. Occasionally such a child will grow to adopt the “I’m suffering” angle as an adult. They do this in order to gain the illusion of power over others. To gain power over a system. It is of course a nonsense and an illusion; a fragile one at that. What the sufferer doesn’t realise is, their choice to behave in such a way, is to behave as a child all their life; so very wasteful wouldn’t you say? To waste a life. To then claim, their suffering is God’s will, is just another means of not taking personal responsibility. “It’s not my fault” they say.

I told my fellow blogger the tale of man I once new whose wife had died unexpectedly young. All this widowed man did was mope and moan. He suffered for years in his grief. I told him about choice and he shouted: “Oh, so I chose for my wife to die?!” I said: ‘No but you are choosing to maintain your suffering.’ He didn’t thank me, that’s for sure, and yet probably changed at a later date.

A Childish Concept

When we take a step back and consider the kind of things said, relating to God, we can see them as a construct from the childish human mind. The idea of prayer. An afterlife (there is one of sorts, think of the lifespan of an atom, it’s a very, very long time). Virgin births without medical explanation; that our destiny is out of our hands. Remember, many of these beliefs only suit those in power. Religions keep us in our place. Religions keep us powerless and subservient to the antiquated beliefs, that are serving to maintain the easy lives, of the powerful. Royalty and religious leaders live of the back of our continued ignorance.

“All in all, to think we can have any idea – of the what and who of God – is an absurdity”

Staying with childish thoughts for a moment. If there was a higher being, able to create the universe and everything within it, how could we, with our level of consciousness, ever possibly understand this. With our minds, as they currently are, we can only just touch on the realities of what surrounds us. We are simply not conscious enough to properly conceive of a consciousness that could create all that we see. At the present time we can only guess, with our childish notions, of what this is really all about.

One thing we can conceive of is time. We have a small sense of its passing. The universe is old, very old, and it’s true to say, a lot can be achieved if you have enough time. Perhaps that’s all we’re really dealing with. After all, there are very good odds of extraordinary things happening, when given enough time. Time is all we have. Be the master of your own destiny. Contact Us.

Why We Reject The Good Souls

 “Why do we reject the good souls? Do we feel threatened by them, and if so, why? What exactly do we have to fear?”

Many are very suspicious of people who wish us well; those who want the best for us. Many people who are in desperate need of assistance, or guidance of some sort, will reject that hand up; that gentle word of advice. They will reject the good souls.

In some respects, this must come down to our fear, of the unknown. If we’ve never been shown genuine compassion, love and concern, then how can we possibly accept it for what it is? People, who’ve spent their entire lives just surviving and getting by, will reject love. Those who’ve had to cope with the abuse and disdain, we humans inflict on one another, will obviously reject that hand up. If we do take that hand, who’s to know, what we’re likely to find? Something worse than we already know?

Often the used and abused will take assistance offered, only to find a worse horror, than the one they knew before. Better the devil you know and all that. So what is the answer? How can we get through to the damaged souls who reject genuine compassion and empowering love?

“The word that comes to mind is gently”

A gentle truth is what many of us require. The truth that someone, who might simply ask them how they are, or wish them good luck, is genuinely asking after their wellbeing. A good soul enquiring for some love. A love not many are able, or willing to give, an enquiring soul. 

Pride is one thing that can stands in the way. Pride, standing there with its arms folded, defensive and cold. A young man will often see an older one as a threat, not as potential for guidance, and betterment. A damaged person may only have his pride left, after everything else, has been stripped from him. Dignity disappears when we’re abused as children, as does much of our power. We may find strength in pride. We may feel powerful when we reject all and everyone from our lives. It matters not, whether they’re good or bad, pride pushes them all away.

I’ve learnt, the only way to deal with this, is to actually see what their rejection is: fear. There is a fear that the last thing they have; that last thing that’s kept them alive, together and helped them make it through, will be taken from them; their pride. What must those in need of assistance do in order to swallow their pride and listen?

“They need to believe”

Yes, on this occasion, it can be that simple. When we’re able to instill the belief, that there is actually something available to lift a damaged person, we’re halfway there. The way we do this, is to educate the individual as to the true nature of that assistance. We need to make them aware, of the two way street they’re embarking on, by accepting our help.

You see, when we offer help to another human being, especially one whose likely to reject us, we must make them aware of how offering assistance is about a selfish empowerment. Offering help will always be a ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ situation. When we share this truth help is more likely accepted.

Help, is more likely accepted, when we realise we mustn’t threaten the survival of a damaged individual, through threatening to take their pride. Their last remaining stronghold of defence. In fact, when we offer the truth of our selfishness, we help people retain their pride.

“We never offer someone help when our unconscious intention is to take their power. This is so often the case”

When we offer advice, or help of any nature, it can often be spotted as a hidden means of empowering ourselves. This is when the damaged will reject us. Giving up a little of our power is when we truly help. We do this by offering the truth. We do this by showing humility.

Just the other day, I offered someone a good luck sentiment who was trying to give up smoking, and the response was this: “well yes, I’m just trying not to think about it.” A rejection of a good luck wish. Hindsight has offered me the realisation of what would have been a better strategy: to take a deep breath, look him the eyes, and say nothing. Simple, when you think of it.

So the next time you feel rejected, even when your intentions felt honourable, be sure to recognise what your unconscious intentions might have been. Those in need are used to being very, very perceptive of the human condition, and its darker side.

“We uncover our unconscious intentions when we see the truth”

Here it is: There is no such thing as a selfless act. None at all. When we make it clear, that we understand the two way street, of any act, we discharge suspicion from the damaged soul.

We must ask: in what way do I empower myself through offering my time and attention? We must then offer this truth. Understand: when we humbly give a little of our power away – by expressing truth through our humility – we will ultimately regain it twofold. We always regain power given away. When we look to take another’s power, we must continue to do so, with all those we meet. A vicious cycle many people are engaged in. We only need look at what’s happening in the world today. People in power seeking to take it from others. Rejection all around.

The Land of The Free

“I enjoy spotting paradoxes. This mornings favourite is the one about guns”

Yes, you see it’s a paradox for Americans to believe their second amendment (of 1791 for crying out loud) amounts to freedom of the individual. As long as just one man owns a gun no one is free.

What exactly is it that drives the desire to own a gun? A gun certainly creates the feeling of empowerment. You have a gun in your hand and it creates a sense of power and protection. Point it at someone and that power is confirmed. That power though is borne from instilling fear.

If someone pointed a loaded gun at me, I’d probably soil my pants, and there’s no shame in admitting this. The one thing I’d also understand – in that bowel loosening moment – is the person pointing the gun, is just as powerless as me standing there in my soiled pants. The soil is in their mind. The belief that guns empower actually enslaves the believer.

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An ugly truth is, some humans enjoy manipulating, dominating and controlling others. It’s a natural tendency. Just yesterday, proof of this was demonstrated to me, whilst out cycling. Allow me to share.

You’d imagine, as a motorist driving along a narrow lane, that stopping for a cyclist, coming in the opposite direction, would be the polite thing to do.

“Most would feel this purely because a cyclist is soft and squidgy and easily damaged in comparison to a car”

However, some motorists don’t see it this way, and choose to force – the poor soft and squidgy cyclist – out of the way and into the hedges. They use their car as a kind of weapon to intimidate, dominate and control. Under these circumstances I look to ride defensively and simply get out of the way; there’s little point in getting angry and trying to compete with a ton of metal.

The other understanding that empowers me, to remain calm, in control and enjoying my ride, is this: The motorist that uses his car to bully and intimidate me, is a coward, the one who stops has courage. Similarly, use a gun to intimidate and frighten me, and you’re a coward. So thankfully, most motorists, are polite and considerate to the poor cyclist. Lycra lout or not, cyclists are vulnerable, compared to cars, that is. 

“Anyway the point being, until we recognise our natural tendency to need supremacy over each other, guns enslave us all through ignorance”

A gun is simply a method of instilling our fear and cowardice into the minds of others. A knife works under the same principle. Many youngsters, who’ve given up carrying such weapons, are fully prepared to admit this fact. I once heard a child being interviewed on TV saying this: “When a carried a knife I did it because I was frightened.” Even so, in London, and cities all over the world, every day, some youngster losses their life to knife or gun crime.

The true issue, is our denial and ignorance – of our need to rid ourselves of fear, hatred, cowardice and anger – by instilling it into the minds, of others. It’s ignorance and denial of our true nature that enslaves us. Our lack of awareness enslaves us. The Human Animal: We have such a long way to go yet so much to reach for.

Get Yourself on Stage

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Stepping out into the unknown is something we may be nervous or anxious about. A certain amount of nerves is inevitable when under pressure. We may be nervous about an exam or test for example. Perhaps you’re about to perform on stage and you’re experiencing slight stage nerves. Perhaps it goes beyond nerves, and you feel absolutely terrified, and yet we get through it, don’t we?  After the first few words on stage, or bars of music in a piece, or those first few questions in an exam, we overcome our nerves.

So what purpose does anxiety serve? It could be said, anxiety is the means the mind uses to focus itself. When we’re experiencing anxiety, and the stress this creates, the mind is very focused on the task in hand. This focusing, through anxiety, is the fear that we may fail at the task. Does the fear of failure (anxiety) actually help or hinder us?

Perhaps, in terms of it being beneficial, anxiety gives us the advantage of showing others our humility. When others see us as nervous, they want us to do well, and they understand our need; others understand that we’re nervous about failing at doing our best. Once we realise this, we’re then often free of our nerves, and we relax into whatever the task may be.

“What about those times when we’ve allowed our anxiety to get the better of us? When this is the case we freeze. When frozen our fear has moved to another level and we can call this level: ‘Stage Fright.’ Stage fright is very different to just a few first night nerves.”

Why not take this further and begin to view the whole of life as a stage? When we do this it opens up some rather interesting angles. That first job, first date, or perhaps that first big change we need to make, are the types of events – during this self-directed play called ‘life’ – that induce a certain level of stress. Now however, with our understanding of the power of focusing, we can see this stress as useful. We can now give this its proper description: Eustress (beneficial stress).

“During the times we’re experiencing eustress we’re focused, and due to the reasons mentioned, our slight fear helps us perform well.”

“It’s when we experience stage fright that we fail. We fail simply because we don’t act. We fail to actually do the thing.”

“Many of us experience stage fright during our play of life, and rather than recognising it as such, we simply ignore it. Instead of going on stage, and acting out our lives to the fullest, we stay in the wings.”

It’s comfortable here in the wings though, isn’t it? We can just watch the show unfold. We don’t need all those people looking at us, laughing at us, approving of us, disapproving of us, judging us, loving us, hating us, do we? No of course we don’t, we can stay safely in the wings and just watch, that way, we never need to experience the potential of anything?

“Hold on though, there is one rule we’re forgetting: if we don’t feel the fear we’re never going to feel the love, and love, is the most powerful drug in the world.”

To go further, I’m going to set one important example: Relationships. Is it possible to be in a relationship where both of you are happy being observers? Before answering that question, bear in mind, ‘happy,’ in this instance, may simply be the feeling we have when we’re free of fear. Here’s another question: Is it possible for just one of you to stay in the wings whilst the other preforms to their fullest? Somehow, I doubt this will ever work in the long term. Remember: the reality is, we’re talking about, life here.

“If it’s time for a relationship to end, it may well be, that it’s our first experience of an ending. As many understand, through experience, it is possible to fear endings as much as we fear beginnings, especially when this is likely to lead to the advent of stage nerves.”

Take yourself out of the wings, get on stage, get over the fear and act out your life to the fullest, NOW…

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In Response

In response to:

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“This isn’t about us being selfish, keeping him alive because we can’t bear to let him go. It’s because if we did not fight for this chance, we will have to live with the ‘what if’ for ever”…

The above quote from Charlie Gard’s parents really got me wondering. After all, it’s very important we never discard anything said, and especially if it’s handed to us on a plate. The important point is whether or not these words have been suggested to them, or come via solicitors, doctors (in America) or whoever. If they’re original thoughts from Charlie’s parents then we cannot discount something said, whether it’s a negation or not, as being the motivation. In other words, when we have the courage to face the truth, we will see our motivations are always selfishly motivated. There is no wrong or right about this; it just is. It’s part of the human condition, and one of the reason we’re the ‘warriors,’ that Charlie’s parents described him as.

Without selfishness we’d never have made it this far. I think we should all take a step back, and understand the pain parents of terminally ill children, go through. We’re then able to objectively see the simple truth: none of want to see a child die and will selfishly keep them alive at all costs. Once again there is no wrong or right.

“What we do seem to struggle with, is seeing clearly, what the best interest of the child are. The child cannot speak for itself, it can only look beautiful and needy. This is translated by the parents into a powerful emotional bond, that even the reality of terminal illness, will struggle to break.”

We, as a society, have, over time, become increasingly dependent on government, and the people that work for it. Any form of dependence weakens us to the point of being unable to make important decisions for ourselves. When young, and driven by our emotions, (heart over head) we’re unlikely to make decisions that are either rational or based on the wellbeing of someone else, especially a needy and beautiful child. Although needy and beautiful Charlie Gard was a very poorly child, and for all we know, his suffering could have been off any scale we could possibly judge. The ‘what if’ needed to be: what if this child is suffering intolerably? If there’s any question of this, we mustn’t prolong life. None of us ever ‘save’ lives we only ever prolong them.

So when we choose to leave important decision to government, because we’re so weakened by dependence, it proves hard to suddenly, and selfishly decide, we want to change the rules to prolong a child’s life. If we want others to look after us, that’s exactly what they’ll do; the selfish motivation in this instant, is power. The dependent are powerless at the hands of government and those who work for them.

We take back our power from government when we take out the confusion. Protecting the rights of a child can never necessarily mean keeping them alive at all costs. It’s probably an overused cliché, however, we never allow an animal to suffer unnecessarily, so why would we a child? Because we think human life is more important than that of an animal? Or is it because we love them enough to let them go?

Reading that Charlie’s parents will now “let our beautiful little boy be with the angels” only goes to prove how far we’ve yet to travel, when it comes to loving our children. Absurd Magical Beliefs (AMB’s) have no place in child-rearing if we have any chance of making it further. It’s this kind of thinking that  keeps us dependent on others (in this case doctors) who’ve been awarded power over us, and will continue to make decisions, on our behalf. 

“Finally, it’s been suggested, the American doctor who offered to help, had a vested interest in the company that manufactured the drugs, that would have supposedly prolong Charlie’s life.”

Once again we can see none of us are free from selfish motivations. The trick, is to change our understandings of the word selfish. When we have little consideration for the needs of other, we’re being self-centered, which is the reality of many people in the case of Charlie Gard. When we’re selfish we can very easily selfishly put the needs of others before our own, because this is a pleasurable thing to consider. Believe it or not, we can feel pleasure, when one of our own, is released from suffering.  

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The Art of Deletion

 

“Why would you want to live a good life doing the right thing? What do you actually have to gain?”

If you talk to people about corruption, sexism, racism or any form of injustice and inequality, they’ll tell you: “oh it’s everywhere, but what can you do?” It’s as if it’s an accepted aspect of humanity. Why is this accepted? In addition to this, how is it the corrupt, sexist, racist lairs of the world, seem to have it so good, while the rest of us struggle on regardless? How is it we seem able to accept this? In particular, here in the UK, we even place these kinds of people, at the top of our hierarchical systems. Princess and princesses, kings and queens, lords and sirs, taking us up the rear, as we lie face down, biting into the pillows of denial and ignorance.

There was a time when we feared harming, using and abusing other humans. Fear and guilt were the control rod, yet now this is fading, (the antiquated belief systems of religion starting to fail) what is to replace this control mechanism? Perhaps, if the just and the good were less accepting of the rife abuse in the world today, things would be different. One thing’s for sure, some of us are getting very tired, of feeling like we’re being made fools of.

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The art of Deletion, is all about understanding how to gain the upper hand over the abusers. Here at The Freedman College we ask: what is it we need to do, to start winning the game, and the battle for freedom?

Initially, it involves questioning our thinking, and opening our minds to the alternatives. Never accepting the norms, and never accepting abuse, means we need to break free from the pack: become less of a sheep and more of a wolf.

Next, we must question established patterns. Be these patterns our ways of life, ways of thinking, or ways we find to excuse ourselves of our duty. Yep, that’s right, duty. It has to be all of our duties, to bring on the necessary changes required, to stop the current system of abuse.

“The Art of Deletion happens within the individual. You’ll see them, those who’ve mastered it. You’ll notice their differences. You’ll notice they’re healthy and free, it’s as if they glow in the dark!”

The Art of Deletion says: I’m no longer going to put up with the abusers of this world. We raise our awareness of the users and abusers and we simply delete them from our lives.

We may face some problems along the way. At this time, the system is so biased, and set to advantage the abusers, that if we try to cease all of the abuse, immediately, we could end up in prison. So cleverness, cunning and caution is advised. For example, the media of television is currently messing up your life, and your licence fee is being used for immoral purposes (for proof see today’s UK news.) So don’t just stop paying for your TV licence, that is illegal. The solution is to get rid of your television all together. Sound hard? Not if you put your mind to it, and besides, you have our support. Be assured, it will be an effective Deletion. You will simply cut out the influence of the abusers.

In answer to our initial questions, what we have to gain from living good lives, and doing the right thing by others, will never be a place within the fiction of heaven. What we have to gain, is the creation of a heaven within our own world and our own minds. It starts with you. Make a decision, about who and what you allow into your life, and that of our children’s.

Lose the fear.

The Privileged Running our Lives

“If you think of yourself as a bit of an underdog, unlucky or underprivileged person, then that’s exactly what you’ll be.”

In fact, your mind will go out of its way, to constantly prove this to you, and to make matter worse, it will expend large amounts of energy in the process. Energy that could be put to far better use.

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The ways in which your mind will seek to prove your unlucky and underprivileged stance in life are numerous. One of the ways this is done, is through engaging with the forces that would prefer you remained the unlucky, underdog. And believe me, those forces are out there.

Take money. Unless you’re a very canny and thoughtful individual, the idea of living in the black, (living in a positive financial situation without debt) can prove very challenging. Credit is everywhere, and it’s very easy to get. Buying a car worth thousands of pounds, for example, has never been easier.

When we’re young we’re very attracted to the kind of lives the media project as normal, and all just so long as we have good credit (if there can ever be such a thing.) The latest gadgets, clothes etc. cost big money, and if we don’t have them, we’re taught to feel incomplete. If, at the very least, you don’t look wealthy, society looks to prove that you’re an unlucky loser.

One of the biggest forms of conditioning has to be television. Mainstream telly, in particular the BBC, seems to set out the rules under which we should be living our lives.

“The BBC is run by the elite ruling classes, and is set up in such a way, that they often employ individuals from upper class, privileged backgrounds, with expensive educations. The expression ‘jobs for the boys’ certainly fits this organisation.”

The news today has revealed further interesting facts about the British Broadcasting Corporation’s activities. We can now clearly see the inherent sexism and elitism that goes on within this organisation. A former BBC Chairman (Lord Grade) has proved himself to be a low-grade human by describing the – necessary transparency – of a publicly funded organisation as “distasteful and disturbing.” Many, within the BBC, have really got a little ahead of themselves, have they not?

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British television is all about telling us what we haven’t got, rather than helping us understand, how different the realities of life can be, when we’re without wanting. Perhaps that sounds a little heavy, yet when wake up and open our eyes, it’s possible to see the propaganda of the machine that’s running us.

When we’re constantly facing a barrage of information from the media, that unconsciously tells us we’re lacking in some way, inferiority is the result. We’re then back to being the unlucky, underprivileged and because this is so subtle and unconscious, we often don’t quite understanding why.

“A little secret I can let you into at this time is, the easiest way of breaking free, from a current mindset of inferiority, is to simply turn off the television.”

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This is only a small sample of how our beliefs self-fulfil. We are what we believe we are, and the progression, toward the more positive, begins to happen once we understand how we find fulfilment, of the negative. After an evening of watching television, you may not feel particularly good about yourself, and yet not understand why. Raise your awareness, and be cautious of the machine that’s running you; take back control.

A Working Class Mentality Defined

There’s a certain individual here in the UK, who believes in the rights of the working classes; his name is Jeremy Corbyn; he’s the leader of the political party called labour. There’s something about this man that makes me slightly uncomfortable. Perhaps it’s his habit of getting quieter when he gets angry. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve gotten angry in the past, my voice has grown louder, not quieter.

“If the emotion of anger is being felt at all, by any leader, we should all see this as a definite no no. Anger, on any level, is fuelled by fear. And we need to understand: The fearless are no less passionate, they’re just calm about it, as true passion is fuelled by love.”

 

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When it comes to the working class mentality, we can sum this up relatively easily: unconfident victims, who have very low expectations of life. The belief that there are better or worse people in life is of course driven by the very thing they’re failing to see: ignorance. According to Plato “what I do not know I do not think I know” or  “I know that I know nothing” was something, the well known Greek philosopher Socrates stated. With this in mind, it can be said, true wisdom is the knowledge that in real terms, all of us actually know nothing. The working classes are unaware of this; unaware of their own ignorance.

Once we become aware of our ignorance we see that this is the only true difference between humans. The unfortunate reality, is that the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, also fall into this category. Were Jeremy Corbyn to open his eyes, he would see that all he’s in fact doing, is pandering to the negative and limiting beliefs of the ignorant. He would also see, spending more on the things that take power from the individual, only goes on to weaken them further. When we believe that there are better or worse people than us, this belief, keeps us stuck in this expectation. It keeps us as victims.

Of course there are the ruling elite (something Corbyn talks of) however, to think that these people are in some way ‘better’ than us, is limiting. They’re not better than us they’re just better at exploiting our weaknesses. They’re better at taking our power. They do this through helping us nurture our beliefs, that educated people are more powerful, or actually know more than we do. They do not. Just because someone has been to university and trained to be a doctor, for example, does not mean they know more about you at all.

Remember, in real terms, we’re all ignorant, and the elite know this. And so what it really means is they have greater knowledge of themselves and the belief this gives them superiority over others. For some, this belief empowers them to carry less fear. One thing the elite are very good at, is teaching us to be afraid; when we’re afraid, we’re powerless.

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When the average Jo sits back and really thinks about how to live a good, virtuous and healthy life, he’s able to come up with the goods. Remaining ignorant is a choice he takes simply because it seems the easiest path. A path he’s directed along by the elite.

For example, when in the supermarket, an ignorant, fearful victim, doesn’t fill his trolley with healthy goods, he fills it with processed crap. The processed crap he’s been led to believe is cheaper and easier to cook. The elite, in this instance, are the advertising agents and food manufacturing companies. All organisations that feed on the fear and ignorance of the working classes.

What Corbyn is failing to understand, is that the only cure to elitism – so the working classes may live better lives – is to educate the ignorant. The key to this change is to educate future parents. In other words, our children need to be informed as to how they hand over their power to the elite; Jeremy Corbyn included.

It can simply never be in the best interest of the working classes for governments to plough billions of pounds into public services. All this does is line the pockets of those working within the public sector. Only through a program, of teaching children how their minds work, and how they limit themselves through their beliefs, we will find change. Empowerment is about equipping individuals with the tools they need to thrive.

We hand power back to the individual by teaching them the importance of personal responsibility. It’s the individuals responsibility to care for themselves not government. The individual is equipped to care for themselves when they’re shown examples of how to do this by their parents.

When humans continue to choose the easy options, they will always have their power surreptitiously removed, by those who understand that pleasure and pain are both intrinsic to life. Yes there is pain, yes we often need to do things we dislike, and yes, we all need the courage to become fully grown adults. We remain as children as long as there are those who treat us as such.

Many a dependant child is used and abused by its parents. If we remain as dependent children in adulthood (the working classes) we will be used and abused by those who are fully grown. Sound unbelievable? This is the unfortunate reality of the human condition. Grow, break free from the ignorance of your ignorance, and free yourself.

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All You Need is Love

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I’ve been awarded an MBE! Surely not, me? An MBE?

Actually, there’s no award, no MBE, I lied, and after this short piece, there’s never likely to be one in the offing either. So with that said, let’s get to some truths.

You see, when it comes to truth, it’s all about perspective. It’s about how you choose to look at something, and how you choose to feel about it, and that’s all there is to it really. Your truth is just that: your perspective, your opinion. However, how we choose to view and feel about something, can have a very powerful effect on our lives.

In life, there are times, when we’re unaware or confused, as to why we often don’t fully achieve our goals – irrespective of our perspective – and so what follows, are some clues to help solve the riddle. Also, the bewildering facts of life, in terms of how the elite stay elite, and the rest of us stay small, is also explained within the next few paragraphs.

Let’s start with this example. You may think being awarded an MBE, or any award for that matter, is something special. Perhaps you’d be right to feel pleased to have been honoured with such a prestigious award as an MBE. If so, good luck to you.

The alternative perspective though, would be to feel manipulated and belittled, by this act. Consider this: The Beatles were given an MBE back in the sixties. Now, it was certainly plain to see, The Beatles were very popular by this time, so popular in fact, they were becoming a force to be reckoned with amongst the young. They had influential power, yet this power was never abused, they simply enjoyed being fabulous, new and inventive rock stars.

Now, imagine you’re the aristocracy observing the rise of such a power. Imagine you felt threatened by this unknown entity: rock stars. Imagine asking yourself what would be needed, in order to remind them, (The Beatles) and all their fans, who is in charge, and who (or what) is the most powerful force in Britain.

That’s right, what would we need to do in order to reassert the balance? The solution, as we now know, is to give such a force an award. Wow! What a wonderful way to ensure you ride on the back of someone else’s success and assert your own power at the same time.

When it come to games of power, no one is better at playing these games, than the British aristocracy. Some, but not many, are seeing through these games. It’s possible John Lennon saw through it – he was certainly intelligent enough and endowed with an extremely powerful force – as he returned his MBE in November 1969 citing Britain’s involvement in the Nigerian civil war and its support for America in the Vietnam conflict as his reasons.  

You see, power games are played very subtly. Take some time to ponder and then consider the merit of the following: When you’re given an award, the unconscious statement from those giving it, is this: Because we have a history, we’re stronger, richer and therefore more powerful than you. By this accord, we claim the right to be properly qualified to give you an award.

“In fact, the reality is, no one is better or stronger than you, and as such, have no right to belittle you by giving you an award. The act of giving awards gives the awarder power over you.”

The award actually states: “we’re better than you.” Power, and the recognition of them having it, is disguised as recognition of you. “You are awarded for recognition for services to…..”  How dare they! 

The MBE, awarded the Beatles, weakened them, and at the same time, strengthened the aristocracy. The Beatles had no need for an award. It was never something they reached for, sought or expected. They were great before it was given, with sales of records that stand testament to this. The aristocracy had no right to invite themselves upon their success. Put simply it was despicable behaviour.

Although at a slightly different level, the same principles apply throughout. Consider awards given within the workplace. You may be well aware of the childlike nature of the awards some companies give their employees. Frankly, some of the awards, given to staff by large corporations, remind me of something that would be given out to a five year old at primary school. Or perhaps a good monkey or pet dog.

At this point I’m so, so tempted to start swearing, and God help me if Bob Dylan makes any positive mention of his recent award. I say: ‘don’t play the game man, stay great!’

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The same applies to you, the awards don’t mean a thing. They mean nothing: no thing. No one is qualified to award you, and in the same measure, no one is qualified to belittle you. Be great and greater still by only expecting in return what The Beatles, and those like them, were built on: LOVE.

“You receive love, not from awards, but by the power of love instilled within you – love, silently growing within, from your acts of bravery. Every single day you get out of bed and live a good life, never living off the hard work of others, is bravery.”

Never exploiting others, only ever giving to others, is bravery. Be assured: you will be rewarded in ways you currently cannot conceive. Do it, be brave, give love and you’ll never look back. Above all, always ensure your perspective, is in the right place.